I was in my late teens when I learned to drive a bicycle. I love the feeling of being on it as I strolled around the small city to where I used to live. I do that a lot of times in a whole day. I just love the feeling of soaring. But at one time, the rear wheels just wobble and a second later, I was down on the asphalt road with wounds on both of my knees and some scratches on my arms.
That was almost 2 decades ago, but the scars on my knees are still visible. The pain of falling is still in my heart making me more cautious each time I get on the bicycle. Having fallen once, I don't want that to happen to me again.
Falling is not good and is painful. But for anyone who has stumbled in life, something positive can result- the falling leads to a more careful way of living. Paul admonished, "Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall." 1 Corinthians 10:12 NKJV We do fall, but when we do, our goal must be to learn from our error and to avoid a second fall. If we stumbled along the course of life's journey, there's hope. First, ask God for guidance. Next, study and learn from the Holy Bible. Start to live carefully by following God's instructions.